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8 Days Backcountry Ski Tour Bulgaria

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8 Days Backcountry Ski Tour Bulgaria

South-west Bulgaria is a land of mountains – a rolling sea of independent massifs separated from one another by deep gorges and mountain passes. This is where Rila and Pirin Mountains rise up high and well above 2500m, with the highest peak reaching almost 3000m. Tour highlights: Ski touring in Rila and Pirin National Parks; Mussala 2925m – highest peak in Southeastern Europe; Long descends and off piste skiing; Visit to Rila Monastery (UNESCO site).

DAY 1

Welcome

Ski Tour Bulgaria begins with arrival in Sofia and direct transfer to Govedartsi village (1.30 hours) in the footsteps of Rila National Park. Transfers: 1.30 hours Night stop: Govedartsi village Accommodation: Family-run Hotel Included meals: dinner

Peichevi hotel, 1 night
DAY 2

Musala Peak (2925m)

After breakfast short transfer to Borovets ski center. We take the gondola lift to peak Yastrebets (2360m). From here we start the ascent to Mussala Peak (2925m) – the highest peak in the South-eastern Europe and the Balkan Peninsula! Transfers: 1.30 hours Night stop: Govedartsi village Accommodation: Family-run Hotel Included meals: breakfast; dinner Read more

Peichevi hotel, 1 night
DAY 3

Metchit Peak (2567m)

After breakfast short transfer takes you above the village where we start ascending towards hut Metchit (1750m) and then to the peak itself (2567m.) We continue following the mountain ridge and traverse to Lopushki peak (2698m). Transfers: 0.00 hours Night stop: Govedartsi village Accommodation: Family-run Hotel Included meals: breakfast; dinner Read more

Peichevi hotel, 1 night
DAY 4

Maliovitsa Peak (2729m)

Transfer to Maliovitsa ski center (1700 m). We will warm up to hut Maliovtsa (1960m). From there we continue in the valley, passing through Elenino ezero up to Maliovitsa peak (2729 m). Descent to the area of the Seven Rila Lakes hut. Transfers: 0.30 hours Night stop: Rila Lakes Hut Accommodation: Mountain Chalet (double rooms) Included meals: breakfast; dinner Read more

Rila Lakes Hut, 1 Night
DAY 5

Rila Monastery (UNESCO)

Today we change the mountain ranges and at the end of the day we reach Pirin Mountains. From Rila Lakes hut we climb through the lakes up to the main ridge of the mountain and Razdela area. Descent to Rila monastery and sightseeing tour of the biggest Orthodox sanctuary in Bulgaria (UNESCO). Transfers: 3.00 hours Night stop: Bansko Accommodation: Family-run Hotel Included meals: breakfast; dinner Read more

Bansko, 1 Night
DAY 6

Todorka Peak (2746m)

After breakfast we transfer to Banderitsa area (1700m). We climb to the Todorka peak (2746m) and traverse to the west on the ridge of the mountain to descent by following the Demianitsa valley. Transfers: 1.00 hours Night stop: Bansko Accommodation: Family-run Hotel Included meals: breakfast; dinner Read more

Martin, Bansko, 1 night
DAY 7

Vihren Peak (2914m)

First we will have a short transfer to the area of Banderitsa area (1700m). We start from there, pass Bunderitsa hut (1810m) and continue in the valley. Our first aim is to climb the Hvoinati peak (2635 m). From there we have a panorama to the Marmor Ridge of Pirin Mountains and also to Peak Vihren. We traverse to the foot of Vihren and then decide if we climb it or not. The climb is done from the south wall, which is the reason for a very early start from Bansko. Transfers: 1.00 hours Night stop: Bansko Accommodation: Family-run Hotel Included meals: breakfast; dinner Read more

Martin, Bansko, 1 night
DAY 8

Sofia City Tour. Departure

Transfer from Bansko to Sofia (3 hours). Sightseeing tour of the capital city and see the main cultural monuments such as the great Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the Roman Ruins of the ancient city, the building of the former Royal Palace, St. George Rotonda. Departure. Transfers: 2.30 hours Included meals: breakfast Ski Tour Bulgaria ends. Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Govedartsi
Day 4
Location Rila National Park
Day 5
Location Bansko

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation in 3 star hotels with Wellness and 1 mountain hut
  • 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners
  • Professional English-speaking ski-touring guide
  • Two guides in groups of 8 people and more
  • Transfers and drives according to itinerary

Package excludes

  • gondola passes
  • meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • flight and taxes
  • museum entrance fees

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  • Single room supplement 110 Euro

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THE TEAM

Lubomir Popiordanov

Lubomir Popiordanov, CEO of Odysseia-In, has a huge background: master of law, mountaineer, passionate traveler, photographer, painter, author of a book, producer of films, publisher and philanthropist, freelance journalist…!

Momchil Damyanov

Momchil is a mountain guide, who has turned his hobby – trekking and climbing in the mountains – into a profession. He prefers working in the high mountains, but also likes going to all places with beautiful and well preserved nature. He speaks French.

Denitsa Petrova

Denitsa leads many of our Spanish and English groups in summer. She is an active ecologist and in the front lines of the Bulgarian organizations for nature protection. She loves flowers and all little creatures on earth.

Simeon Dimitrov

Simeon is passionate about travel and takes every opportunity to hit the road. It could be the dirt road on his bike, or the 1300steps to reach Machu Picchu, or the fresh snow up in the Mountains…He speaks English and Spanish.

Zornitsa Lasarova

Zornitsa or just "Zori" is really passionate about being in the mountains and exploring the world by hiking. She is qualified mountain guide in English and German language and works as an interpreter too.

Bilyiana Nikolova

Biliana is an experienced mountain guide. Her favorite mountain ranges are the alpine Rila and Pirin. She also has a passion for medieval art and music. Bilyana speaks German, English and Italian.

Martin Nedelchev

Martin is a very experienced mountain guide. Apart from that he is also a team-building instructor. Martin is a big fan of free riding and off piste skiing. Martin speaks Spanish, French and English.

Ivailo Katerski

Ivaylo is our wine expert - WSET® CERTIFIED Level 2 Wines & Spirits by the London Wine & Spirit School, also a certified tour guide. He speaks fluently English and German, regularly visits wine events in Bulgaria and also adores travelling.

Mihail Mihov

Mihail or just Misho is a licensed mountain leader and in the summer is usually “outdoors”. He loves working in the field of responsible tourism and education of mountain guides. Mihail speaks German and English.

Mitko Samounev

Mitko is a mountain guide with a lot of knowlidge about nature and wildlife. He has graduated the University of Forestry and leads summer and winter snowshoeing groups. Mitko speaks English and Spanish.

Stela Samouneva

Stela is is a passionate traveler, nature enthusiast and active mother. She has graduated as Bachelor in Geology and International Travel and Tourism. Her interests are: hiking, ski-touring, folklore dances and children education.

Ivan Dinkov

Ivan has climbed 18 peaks in the Alps including Montblanc and Dufourspitze. Travelling a lot across the whole Balkan Peninsula, he has climbed almost each mountain in Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Romania and Montenegro.

Odysseia-In was a visionary project for its time, founded 28 years ago by Lubomir Popiordanov.

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